While the weather out is frightful, and the circumstances surrounding events in 2020 are less-than-delightful, our commitment to filling the calendar with literary events for the whole family to enjoy from the comfort of their homes has not wavered. Starting in November the 2020 Dublin Book Festival is proud to continue that work with the return of our Schools’ Programme, a selection of events curated with school students of all ages and study levels in mind. Featuring a host of incredible partners and filmed in some of the city’s most scenic buildings and locations, this year’s programme endeavours to brings all the joys of Dublin, its literary history, and its talented writers directly to the student.
Be it exploring the Dead Zoo with Peter Donnelly, joining Darragh McCullough and Sally Caulwell at Farmleigh Estate to talk about the animals of Ireland, or rediscovering literature and writing as Gaeilge with the Laureate na nÓg Áine Ni Ghlinn, our 2020 lineup has something for both students and teachers alike to enjoy and engage with. We’ve been incredibly lucky to partner with a diverse cast of organisations to help bring the festival scene to life in 2020, and this continues into our Schools’ Programme, so from Primary to Junior/Leaving Certificate age, you’re guaranteed to find something you can fall in love with.
Whether you’re a student looking to delve into the world of Irish literature, or a teacher looking to bring to joys of the literary scene to your classroom, the Schools’ Programme has you covered. Thank you to all our amazing partners and funders who have helped make this one of our most exciting programmes ever, we can’t wait for you to join us for another fantastic year of school events at DBF2020!
– The DBF Team